When Evan Turner first signed a two year deal with the Boston Celtics, websites like B/R reported that Boston was limiting itself by taking on Evan Turner for too much money (just over $3 million at the time). Evan Turner left Boston with a heartfelt Instagram message after signing a four year deal with Portland, worth over $70 million!
Evan was a phenomenal player with the Boston Celtics, often playing any of the guard and forward positions. Although in my eyes he was a poor man’s Paul Pierce, he did bring a lot to the Celtics that other players couldn’t. On the flip side, Brad Stevens and the Celtics just may have saved Evan’s career.
Evan before joining the Celtics,
“There’s a hundred ways you can attack the topic of me and how my career’s gone. The one thing I say is I’m getting better every year. When you mention my name, you either say No. 2 pick before or after my name. So a lot comes with that as well. I’m over those past four years and I’m just worried about each day now.”
Safe to say, he’s on the right track:
Boston, this was definitely one of the toughest decisions I've ever made. I can't say enough how appreciative I am for all the love and support. Every night I played at TD garden was like a dream come true. Thank you for showing me how a REAL sports city does things! You'll forever be in my heart!! C's up ☘☘☘